Questions tagged [package-management]

Questions about the management of software packages, in particular the APT and dpkg systems.

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Commands in mosquitto broker in ubuntu displays command not found!

I have installed mosquitto broker on Ubuntu. I used apt-get update and apt-get upgrade followed by installation of mosquitto and mosquitto-clients. I had installed it once, and since some commands ...
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Error installing Cinelerra GG on Ubuntu 20.04

I am following this instructions: https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/ubuntu-package/ which requires to do: sudo apt-add-repository https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/pkgs/ub20 The error I am getting is: Err:...
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Unable to install adobe-flashplugin

i tried to install adobe-flashplugin ubuntu 18.04 but i got the following message; Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that ...
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Unable to install any package can't find archive

Linux ubuntu20 5.4.0-47-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 4 19:50:52 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux If I run synaptic I get E: The package openprinting-gutenprint needs to be reinstalled, but I ...
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How to pass referral code via ubuntu/debian package?

I have my ubuntu package in my repository. Is there any solution to pass referral code during download-install process for application? In windows I change the name of downloaded file according to ...
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dpkg --purge error (won't resolve in aptitude) fixable in apt?

Does one have to erase files in /var/lib/dpkg/info/ in order to get rid of "package is in a very bad inconsistent state" ? It seems so! Will every subprocess error exit status 5 cause this ...
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How do I get build-essentials installed on raspbian [closed]

Outputs and inputs sources.list file: deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ buster main contrib non-free rpi #Uncomment line below then 'apt-get update' to enable 'apt-get source' #deb-src ...
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The following packages have unmet dependencies: libc6 : Breaks: libc6:i386 (!= 2.31-0ubuntu9.1) but 2.31-0ubuntu9 is to be installed

I have tried almost everything trying to fix the error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libc6 : Breaks: libc6:i386 (!= 2.31-0ubuntu9.1) but 2.31-0ubuntu9 is to be installed libc6:...
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Remove a package dependency permanently

The Question: How can I remove an apt package dependency permanently? (running Ubuntu 20.04) My Example I have TeX Live 2020 installed via TUG install script, the binaries are located in /usr/local/...
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How to install packages on old release [duplicate]

I run ubuntu 8.04 and 12.04 on virtual box. I want to install build-essential but failed with error Unable to locate package build-essential. I have tried solutions here, here and here - basically ...
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Issue with Install of Openfoam breaking mpi

I use several CFD programs on ubuntu. These are openfoam and SU2. Currently I am using more SU2. However, after the install of openfoam I noticed that mpirun command which i use to run SU2 cases did ...
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GUI App or Bash command to eliminate anything but official Ubuntu repository packages

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS (64 bit Linux). I want to know if there is some GUI App and/or a Bash command (command line) to full eliminate any package which is not from the official Ubuntu ...
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apt-get purge removing wrong packages

I wanted to uninstall all packages mysql related so i did: sudo apt-get purge mysql* But the output was: The following packages will be removed: colord* gnome-control-center* hplip* libhpmud0* ...
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Install IOTEdge on Linux

I am following this tutorial: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/how-to-install-iot-edge-linux When I try to do sudo apt-get install iotedge I have the following error xx@xx:/etc/apt $ ...
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How to install Citrix nsepa in Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to access Citrix from Ubuntu 20.04. On load the page requires a plugin to be installed to check for system requirements. While installing I am getting the following error sudo dpkg -i ...
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Error while restoring packages after update

I am fairly new to Linux use and I recently upgraded from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS. I followed some advise here to create a tar file to backup the installed packages and then restore them after the ...
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Why do updatable package numbers differ between updates-available and apt update list?

I connected to my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS server and saw the following message: 346 packages can be updated. 229 updates are security updates. Then I ran sudo apt update and it reported 336 packages can ...
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Unable to install python3-dev on ubuntu 18.04.4

While installing python3-dev on ubuntu 18.04.4 I am facing the following issue E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/python3.6/libpython3.6-dev_3.6.9-1~18.04ubuntu1_amd64....
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Unable to use sudo apt update [duplicate]

I'm having some issues with my Ubuntu 20.04 server, when I type sudo apt update I get the following error: E: Malformed entry 2 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/pgdg.list (Suite) E: The list of ...
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why does removed packages shows up during apt-get update [duplicate]

I have removed a package named windscribe, but it is still showing up when I run sudo apt-get update: Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Hit:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/...
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E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/snaipewastaken/ppa/ubuntu focal Release' does not have a Release file [duplicate]

I'm trying to install g++ 14 after removing the existing version. the error message: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test Toolchain test builds; see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ToolChain ...
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Terminal how to exit 'Configuring Secure Boot'?

I am on Ubuntu 20.04. While installing virtualbox it is asking to configure secure boot. I do not have BIOS supervisor password and hence cannot configure secure boot. I see no way how to exit this ...
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How do apt and wget find URI locations in the web and fetch files? How are these methods different?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04LTS, behind a proxy. This question was sparked by (but it is completely independent of) apt-get install behind proxy - Failed to fetch When I check the location of package yudit-...
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Canon MP210 printer: cannot install driver on Ubuntu 20.04

I have tried to add a printer in CUPS, however, there were no Canon MP210 drivers. The manufacturer does not provide any LINUX drivers. Also, I tried this on bash: (base)###:~$ sudo add-apt-...
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How do I update PHP version, 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.6 to latest version?

I got this warning in Joomla: Your PHP version, 7.2.24-0ubuntu0.18.04.6, is only receiving security fixes from the PHP project at this time. This means your PHP version will soon no longer be ...
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Getting error while installing Wine

I want to use LTspice on my Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. But it is not available for Ubuntu, so my Professor suggested me to download Wine. I did all the steps as mentioned in https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu. ...
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The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/mdeguzis/libregeek/ubuntu focal Release' does not have a Release file [duplicate]

I can't update for some reason. I keep getting an error each time sudo apt-get update. sudo apt-get update Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease [265 kB] Get:2 http://packages....
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resolvconf got uninstalled and can't install it again

So when I do: sudo apt-get install *Package* It says: dpkg: too many errors, stopping Errors were encountered while processing: resolvconf Processing was halted because there were too many errors. E:...
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16.04 LTS Xenial looking into focal repository

Im, trying to build a container and need to install java8. all instructions are in the Dockerfile. System is 16.04.07 LTS. Error shows it's trying to download for focal release and I just don't get ...
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Installing broken package with --fix-missing so lagging

I just want to install zsh on my ubuntu but the zsh package get some error. So i run sudo apt-get install zsh --fix-missing and then the bash fix the broken package but, when it starting download the ...
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Unable to locate package libwww-perl [closed]

Sorry to bother, but is anyone else getting Unable to locate package libwww-perl when attempting sudo apt-get install libwww-perl? This was We have 3 identical Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS servers in AWS and, ...
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What Ubuntu 20.04 package gives the Perl module Locale::Language?

What Ubuntu 20.04 package gives the Perl module Locale::Language? I've looked on https://packages.ubuntu.com/ but I can't find anything. Web search isn't turning up anything. Not sure I'm searching ...
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A problem in installing R in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've been trying without success to upgrade R in my Ubuntu 16.04 from 3.4 to the latest version in order to install some packages. Following some solutions, I did a purge by removing all r-*. then ...
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While installing libx11-dev E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. When I run sudo apt install libx11-dev I get this output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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How to seamlessly upgrade webkitgtk in Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04

Webkitgtk has released latest stable version 2.30.0 https://webkitgtk.org/2020/09/11/webkitgtk2.30.0-released.html However I dont see the same version updated in ubuntu 18.04 and ubuntu 20.04 ...
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E: Package 'git' has no installation candidate, how to resolve? [duplicate]

I am facing below issue while installation time of git sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package git is not ...
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How do I estimate when an upstream bugfix will reach my current install?

Let's take this bug for example, of which the following fix exists upstream on the focal branch. My current system is running bionic (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS) with kernel 5.4.0-47-generic (as installed by ...
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How to configure collectd plugin for one time execution

I want to write plugin which will collect the system startup data for the resources such as cpu,mem .Once the data is read it needs to be written over the unixsock using the collectds unixsock plugin ....
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What does this Discord update notification mean?

Ubuntu gave me a notification saying Discord has been updated. I did not manually update Discord (it is set to automatic updates), and it is not open on the computer. Discord typically updates on ...
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W: Target CNF is configured multiple times in [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt update I see these messages in terminal: W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list:58 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode....
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Error installing virtualbox-6.1 dpkg error [duplicate]

I am using .deb package downloaded from Oracle website, and I even had it installed properly earlier. But now there's not really any change to the system however it throws below error. Also I can see ...
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Broken system after upgrade to Bionic

I upgraded the usual way and at the end got an error regarding some broken python packages. Possibly because of installing python 3.6 from a ppa. apt-get -f install then an error regarding apt. I ...
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Should I install Ubuntu 18.04 instead of 20.04 to be able to use Android Studio and resolve similar compatibility issues?

So I've been meaning to do some Android Development so I wanted to install Android Studio, and a prerequisite for that is to have installed Oracle JDK, but they have no releases for Focal Fossa. So, ...
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Impossible to reinstall WineHQ

(EDIT: this question was suggested to be answered with this one but, although the problem is the same one, I see the given solution in this post better than the other one (more efficient)! So please ...
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Need to try to install a specific package version — however apt-cache madison, apt-cache policy only seem to list the latest version

Other SE posts, for example this, show how you can install a specific package version. However, I'm unsure what exactly the naming convention / syntax used for the version I want is. I need to install ...
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Accidentally removed Python 3 and damaged system packages, now can't install anything [duplicate]

I mistakenly tried to sudo apt remove python3 (I was trying to install multiple versions of Python), but stopped it using Ctrl+C immediately. Looks like I damaged the package and I was unable to open ...
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Mirror Failure - Default Redirect

I an running into a common issue with trying to maintain and install packages for Ubuntu 20.04, with the following error being returned: 0% [Connecting to au.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:388:30bc:cafe::...
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Comodo AntiVirus for Linux cannot be installed (unmet dependency)

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS (64 bits Linux). I downloaded and tried to install the last available version of COMODO AntiVirus for Linux, from its official page, but it cannot to be installed ...
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Where can I find a list of ports for update to give to our ISP so that we can update Ubuntu Server 18.04?

Original title: Не могу обновить или установить пакеты Ubuntu server 18.04 Can't update or install packages on Ubuntu server 18.04. Internet provider Rostelecom, we sit behind their proxy server and ...
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How can I best clean nonworking pip from system?

I have a system I upgraded several Ubuntu versions, now I seem to have multiple versions of pip: $ whereis pip3 pip3: /usr/bin/pip3 /usr/local/bin/pip3 /usr/local/bin/pip3.5 /usr/local/bin/pip3.4 /usr/...

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